Govt/Politics

Kleeman official as Council candidate
Published on May 31st, 2007
0 comments Two weeks ago, Squeaky Wheel columnist Peter Kleeman hedged his bet and said he was considering a run for City Council– as he collected the 125 signatures necessary to get on the ballot as an...
City arrests leashless dog owners
Published on May 30th, 2007
1 comments Attention dog owners: if you're one of those people who've been flouting the city's leash law along the Greenbelt in Riverside Park, you might want to consider that your canine's free-roamin' ways...
Lynch: vote for Edwards, McKeever, and mayor
Published on May 29th, 2007
4 comments This morning an outgoing City Councilor issued the first endorsements of the upcoming election, but already his statements have come under fire from a former councilor. Incumbent Kevin Lynch,...
Jon Stewart thinks Goode talks funny
Published on May 23rd, 2007
13 comments Congressman Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount) got himself into a bit of national controversy in January when he wrote in a letter to constituents, "I fear that in the next century we will have many more...
Inspired by Grisham, UVA grad walks to DC
Published on May 23rd, 2007
5 comments In addition to inspiring local fiction writers recently, local author John Grisham has inspired one local anti-war activist to begin a 5-day walk tomorrow from the Rotunda to the White House in...
Silent but deadly
Published on May 18th, 2007
1 comments What's big, blue, genderless, mute, and quite possibly a little bit stinky? Give up? It's Charlottesville's new "gascot," who's helping the gas distribution office of the city's utilities...
Hook columnist considers run for Council
Published on May 18th, 2007
0 comments The Squeaky Wheel may eventually have to go on hiatus, but the City Council race just got more interesting with the entry of transportation activist Peter Kleeman, who is collecting signatures to...
Whitehead no fan of Falwell’s church-state brew
Published on May 16th, 2007
2 comments While lauding the personable and prankster sides of fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell, who died yesterday in Lynchburg, freedom fighter John W. Whitehead reveals that he was no fan of Falwell's...
Bold City slogan retired
Published on May 15th, 2007
5 comments For three years now, ever since Frommer's ranked Charlottesville the #1 place to live in America, the City has sported the slogan: City of Charlottesville: The Best Place to Live in America."...
Cox lays down his toilet brush
Published on May 9th, 2007
6 comments After making Constitutional history by being the first person to defend the First Amendment with a toilet brush, Charlottesville resident Kevin Cox is calling it quits. "I'm not touching it again...
School Board chair handpicks successor
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle School Board Chair Sue Bell Friedman announced today she would not run for a second term representing the sprawling Rivanna District and endorsed Darden HR administrator Ronnie J. Price...
Surprise, surprise: Mayor Brown seeks reelection
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
5 comments He may be a chiropractor, but Mayor David Brown isn't backing out of politics. As first reported here yesterday, he is seeking another four-year term on City Council. Brown formally announced his...
Brown’s in: Mayor seeks 2nd Council term
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
0 comments Charlottesville Mayor David Brown will announce his plans to seek reelection to City Council tomorrow at 10am in front of City Hall. The Democrat was elected to office four years ago with fellow...
Charlottesville makes Laurie David cry
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
17 comments The woman who came up with the idea of sweetening sermons about global warming with free Sheryl Crow concerts apparently left the stage of the Pavilion last Thursday and burst into tears. Laurie...
Webb: ‘Wind down’ detainment at Guantanamo
Published on Apr 9th, 2007
0 comments In his first visit to the University of Virginia since his election, Sen. Jim Webb (D) called for the United States military to "wind down" the detainment of alleged enemy combatants at its prison...
Huja plans City Council run
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
9 comments The man known as the "Urban Turban" who left an indelible mark on Charlottesville during his 31 years in city planning will announce his candidacy for City Council April 12. Satyendra Huja hopes to...
Code Pink 11 convicted
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
15 comments Eleven protesters who occupied U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's office were convicted of trespassing this morning in Charlottesville General District Court and given 30-day sentences, suspended...
Whitehead gives Moran some Constitutional advice
Published on Mar 26th, 2007
0 comments Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead has gotten phone calls from parents concerned that Albemarle County schools combat underage drinking by forcing parents to promise to snitch on their kids...
Camblos seeks 5th term
Published on Mar 21st, 2007
8 comments Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos announced his re-election bid for the Republican nomination today in front of the Albemarle Courthouse, attended by fellow Republicans Delegate Rob Bell...
CARS not budget beneficiary
Published on Mar 16th, 2007
13 comments When Charlottesville announced its biggest-ever budget, the city pointed out that close to $1 million would be used to supplement the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad with an ambulance and...
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